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    Citizen GMT Diver BJ710-89E - Quick Review....

    Big picture first impression, it’s a little guy’s big watch. I have a 6.5 inch wrist. Sits tall and big, but lug to lug (49.5 mm or so) is not too much. 114 grams on bracelet with 4 links removed. 100 grams on my Borealis strap. I think I am more inclined to keep it on a rubber strap. The bracelet is fine. It doesn't have a diver's extension which is a good thing given Citizen's bulky solution to diver's extensions embedded in the Clasp. Bracelet is 22mm and tapers to 20mm at the clasp by the way. My biggest disappointment is that the lume is really weak. Bummer. This it first Citizen to have come with the the tank!

    Overall - Great Hawaii vacation watch. Gonna be my kind of beater when I am not going g-shock when doing house carpentry and painting. Won't pain me to see it get beaten up. Think it will handle the beating well. Weak lume is a big bummer.

    Sorry for the dirty crystal in the first shot. I am just trying to give real "in the field" look! OK, I am sloppy :(

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    Re: Citizen GMT Diver BJ710-89E - Quick Review....

    Great looking watch! What's it diameter? And height?

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    Re: Citizen GMT Diver BJ710-89E - Quick Review....

    Thanks for the quick and dirty review! I have a 6.5” wrist as well. Can you share anything on how the movement works? I had read in another thread that it had a quickset 12-hour (local) hand, but your PM makes me think it doesn’t.
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    Re: Citizen GMT Diver BJ710-89E - Quick Review....

    Sure. It has a quick set on the 12 hour when pulled out to first stop and turned clock wise and it only goes forward hours. Turning it counter clockwise makes the date move forward. On my favorite GMT movements the local time can go forward and backwards. To change the date you have to move the local time around to cross the 12:00 AM and the date will change forwards are backwards based upon the direction you're turning the local hours. Let's say you are in NY and going to LA. You'd have to move the local hour hand over the 12:00 AM and bring it to the 3 hour earlier time which would change the date forward one day, so you would then have to click the date like 31 times to get it back to today. It's just a bit sloppy. Not too many GMTs work the way I like them - Rolex, Omega, Seiko GMT Spring drive, and Seiko Kinetic GMT all work in the cooler way - in my opinion. I know I am doing a crappy job explaining it. Really simply on the Citizen GMT local time can only be moved forward and in cooler GMT movements the local time can be moved forward and and back. The Citizen is a bit more of a hassle adjusting when traveling to an earlier time zone. It's the same as the movements I like when going to a later time zone.
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    Re: Citizen GMT Diver BJ710-89E - Quick Review....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir-Guy View Post
    Thanks for the quick and dirty review! I have a 6.5” wrist as well. Can you share anything on how the movement works? I had read in another thread that it had a quickset 12-hour (local) hand, but your PM makes me think it doesn’t.
    All Citizen GMTs that I have seen are true GMTs, with the quickset hour hand and the date tied to it. They’re awesome. This is the same B876 movement as the Nighthawk, etc.

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    Re: Citizen GMT Diver BJ710-89E - Quick Review....

    Quote Originally Posted by NapoleonDynamite View Post
    Great looking watch! What's it diameter? And height?

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    Citizen on it's Japan website says 43mm wide and 13.8 high - https://citizen.jp/product/promaster..._no=BJ7110-89E

    I am on a trip myself and away from my calipers at the moment, so I will go with what they claim..

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    Re: Citizen GMT Diver BJ710-89E - Quick Review....

    nice, congrats! looking at getting one too! glad you like it.
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    Re: Citizen GMT Diver BJ710-89E - Quick Review....

    Very helpful explanation, @BB-SF. Thanks for taking the time to write that out. Agreed, that’s a bit goofy! I have an Omega Seamaster Professional (quartz) that has a quickset hour hand. Super easy for changing time zones forward and backward. Shame this Citizen only lets you go forward quickly. I appreciate you sharing how it works for you. Wear it in good health!
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    Re: Citizen GMT Diver BJ710-89E - Quick Review....

    With a “slim” wrist it sounds like the sort of dive GMT I should be wearing. Not so sure about the Hawaii thing - do you think it would suit the East coast of England instead?

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    Re: Citizen GMT Diver BJ710-89E - Quick Review....

    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    With a “slim” wrist it sounds like the sort of dive GMT I should be wearing. Not so sure about the Hawaii thing - do you think it would suit the East coast of England instead?
    You could pull it off dude!

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